20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This optional module will explore different understandings of world(s) along with practices of world-making in fiction and performance. Students will encounter diverse strategies for creative writing and theatre-making that seek to create story-based worlds that audiences/readers can step into and inhabit metaphorically (in literature) and literally (in performance). This will involve a combination of lectures/seminar discussions and a number of practical workshops where students would be able to engage with different materials such as text, light, sound, performance and spatial design, experimenting with the making of `worlds', immersive environments and atmospheres. Students will work towards developing (in small groups or alone) and presenting their own creative storyworld. No previous experience in theatre or writing is necessary and there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in the module in non-acting forms.

Staff Contact: LEVICK CARMEN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK